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Yang Named Outstanding Rebel of the Week

March 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV Women's Tennis senior Carol Yang has been named the Outstanding Rebel of the Week presented by Air Force Reserve, the school announced Wednesday. This marks the second time during the 2016-17 academic year Yang has earned honor, the other coming on January 18.

The award goes to the student-athlete who turned in the best individual performance during the previous week of competition from Monday through Sunday as voted on by the UNLV Athletic Communications department.

Yang, ranked 37th, defeated the 10th-ranked singles player in the country, Oklahoma State's Viktoriya Lushkova, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Sunday, March 12. This was the second top-15 upset in 2017 for the senior from Shenzhen, China, as she knocked off then-14th-ranked Meible Chi of Duke during a tournament in January.

The Rebels swept Washington State 4-0 in a dual match on Wednesday morning and will face another Pac-12 foe as they travel to Tempe to face Arizona State next Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. PT.

2016-17 Outstanding Rebel of the Week Award Winners
Aug. 31 - Dakota Blazak, Women's Soccer
Sept. 7 - Devonte Boyd, Football
Sept. 14 - John Oda, Men's Golf
Sept. 21 - Sophie Cortes, Women's Soccer
Sept. 28 - Katie Ballou, Women's Soccer 
Oct. 5 - Alexis Patterson, Volleyball  
Oct. 12 - John Oda, Men's Golf
Oct. 19 - Evan Pantels, Football
Oct. 26 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Nov. 2 - Lily Sender, Women's Soccer
Nov. 9 - Tom Paco-Pedroni, Men's Swimming
Nov. 16 - Danny Musovski, Men's Soccer
Nov. 23 - Oscar Velazquez, Men's Soccer
Nov. 30 - Nikki Wheatley, Women's Basketball
Dec. 7 - Bree Hammel, Volleyball
Dec. 14 - Nikki Wheatley, Women's Basketball
Jan. 11 - Brooke Johnson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 18 - Carol Zi Yang, Women's Tennis
Jan. 25 - Jovan Mooring, Men's Basketball
Feb. 1 - Dylan Gonzalez, Women's Basketball
Feb. 8 - Jakob Amilon, Men's Tennis
Feb. 15 - Dakota Gonzalez, Women's Basketball
Feb. 22 - Mackenzie Raim, Women's Golf
Mar. 1 - Tom Paco-Pedroni, Men's Swimming
Mar. 8 - Harry Hall, Men's Golf
Mar. 15 - Carol Zi Yang, Women's Tennis

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